Purple in color. What a lovely nose of cassis, slight cedar, and graphite. On the palate, this is delicious. Young but past its childhood. Ripe but not over ripe. Cassis layered with cedar and slight mineral note. Light tannins at this point. Showing slight tertiary development. Delicious. Nice finish. This will work with bigger foods. It was nice to drink a Scarecrow with a bit of age on it. This has a decade and more left on it.